Races of Golarion

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While humans dominate the world, there are many races and ancestries of Golarion whose traits and lineages diverge past simple ethnic diversity to represent something closer to unique humanoid species.

Core races

The vast majority of Golarion's sentient life takes the form of one of several races, a group also known as the core races:1

Other humanoid races

There's even more diversity among sentient humanoids outside of the norms, many of which are the results of human dalliances with supernatural beings or extreme adaptations to different environments:

Partially humanoid and monstrous humanoid races

A few races combine human features or traits with animal or other non-human species:


For a list of all races and racial variants described on PathfinderWiki, see the Races category. For a list of human ethnicities, see the Human category.

  1. James Jacobs et al. (2011). "Races". The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 10. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 26–27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
  3. Adam Daigle, Patrick Renie, F. Wesley Schneider, and James L. Sutter. (2012). Oceans of Golarion. Raiders of the Fever Sea, p. 59. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-409-2
  4. Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Michael Kortes, Jason Nelson, Russ Taylor. (2011). Lost Cities of Golarion, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-272-2